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Alfred LE ROY

Regimental number207
Place of birthWhroo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
Address89 Highett Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Le Roy, 89 Highett Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 29 August 1915.

Wounded in action, 29 September 1915 (gun shot wound, right leg), and admitted to 13th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Mudros, 30 September 1915, and then to 21st General Hospital, Alexandria, 4 October 1915; to No 1 General Hospital, 9 October 1915; to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 9 October 1915; to Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 9 November 1915; to Base Details, Zeitoun, 14 March 1916.

Proceeded to join 21st Bn, 14 March 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 26 April 1916; transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 5 May 1916 (chronic synovitis of knee); discharged to unit, 13 May 1916; rejoined Bn, 14 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1590306: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LE ROY Alfred
Red Cross File No 1590306

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